October 14, 2013

Blue Pond, Hokkaido

Photograph by Kent Shiraishi, National Geographic Your Shot

The famous Blue Pond of Hokkaido, Japan, is partly covered with snow in this photo taken in spring. "Surprisingly, the blue of the water has no exact explanation, but this blue pond can change colors depending on the time of day," says Your Shot member and photographer Kent Shiraishi. "This pond has a view that draws tourists from around the world."

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